The Wildfires in California Are Seven Times the Size of Bismarck
The devastating wildfires that have swept across California are now being called the deadliest in the state's history. As of today, the death toll from the fires is now at 50.
The three fires - Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire, and Hill Fire - have burned more than 230,000 acres throughout the state, which is roughly 364 square miles.
To give you an idea of how massive that area really is, NBC News designed an interactive map that lets you compare the size of any of the three wildfires in California to any of the 1,000 most populous cities and towns throughout the country.
The Camp Fire is the largest of the three California wildfires. As of Tuesday (November 13th), that fire covered 201 square miles, which is 7.7 times the size of Bismarck's 26 land square miles.
The Woolsey Fire covers 156 square miles and is 6.0 times the size of Bismarck.
The Hill Fire is 0.3 times the size of Bismarck, covering 7 square miles, but could still cover a large portion of the city.
The Camp Fire has done the most damage out of the three, burning approximately 117,000 acres, which is the equivalent of 88,000 football fields. It's also completely destroyed the town of Paradise.
Firefighters are saying that the California wildfires may not be contained until the end of November.